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American Red Cross Lifeguard Training and Renewal Classes

Lifeguard employment applications for the City of Porterville will be accepted at the Human Resources window inside City Hall beginning Spring 2018.

Click here to register online

Lifeguard Training Class ........................................... $130.00*
American Red Cross Training Class includes CPR training for the professional rescuer and community first aid.  All of these are required for the lifeguard positions with various facilities in the community.  The training is approximately 32 hours. 

Course Prerequisites:
1. Candidates must be 16 years of age on or before the final session of the class and complete the following prerequisites:

      I. Candidates must swim 300 yards continuously, using these strokes in the
          following order:

              a. 200 yards of front crawl using rhythmic breathing and a stabilizing
                  propellant kick.
              b. 100 yards breastroke.

There is no time frame requirement for this skill.  Prospective participants must show only that they swim 300 yards using the above strokes without stopping.

     II.  Candidates must also swim 20 yards using front crawl or breaststroke, surface
           dive to a depth of 7 to 10 feet, retrive a ten pound object, return to the surface
           and swim 20 yards back to the starting point with the objective of getting both
           feet out of the water and onto the deck within 140 seconds.

Participants MUST attend ALL dates to be certified:

Thursday April 20, 2017 Heritage Center 6pm-9pm
Friday April 21, 2017 Heritage Center 6pm-9pm
Saturday April 22, 2017 Heritage Center 9am-6pm
Sunday April 23, 2017 City Pool 9am-6pm
Friday April 28, 2017 City Pool 6pm-9pm
Saturday April 29, 2017 City Pool 9am-6pm
Sunday April 30, 2017 City Pool 9am-6pm


Lifeguard Renewal Class ........................................................................... $95.00*
American Red Cross Lifeguard Renewal Class includes CPR training for the professional rescuer, community first aid, prerequisites and basic lifeguard skills.  All of these are required for the lifeguard positions with various facilities in the community. The training is approximately 8 hours.

This is a renewal class for certified lifeguards.  Certified Lifeguards are required to renew their certification every two years.

Saturday May 6, 2017 Heritage Center & City Pool 9am-6pm


Register ONLINE or at the Heritage Center, 256 E. Orange Ave.  Monday-Friday, 8:00am-5:30pm.  For more information call (559) 791-7695.

*No refunds will be given for failure to complete prerequisites.
**Completion of this course does not guarantee employment with the City of Porterville.

 

 

 

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